Category Archives: Narrative

Enota and the Temple Virgins

The virgins live in grass cages, and worldly goods have none, save the effigy chairs, which they decorate’ as they do themselves, in manner strange… Enota the Great and the other Temple Virgins and Itznakov, diarist priest and keeper of the Virgin cages, were central inhabitants of the various temples of Llhuros – particularly, that […]

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The Decline of Llhuros

In some anthropological circles, the fall of these people has been ascribed to the infallibility of the Llhuroscian menstrual chart (trollium) as well as their hedonistic indulgence of effete refinements and obsessive pursuit of sensory excitation. Towle has analyzed the Decline, which includes the Sivadian period and the reigns of Kai Preiden and Fakka, as […]

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Mathematics and Science

As Sir Smallpiece points out, there is no evidence that the artistic growth of these people reached heights comparable to the technological advances of the Decline. Even by our present standards, Llhuroscian mathematical and scientific achievements are impressive. Unfortunately, because of ecological changes, we can neither duplicate the working conditions nor benefit from their considerable […]

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Art in Llhuros

We are indebted to the eminent Llhuroscian art critic, Sir Hilliard Cecil Smallpiece for the following evaluation of the arts of Llhuros: Unfortunately for critical interests and scholarly research, Llhuroscian art presents no innovative aspects and allows scant dichroistic interpretations. Perhaps the salient characteristic of the art is the biased emphasis on vertical axes that […]

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Crematory Rite of the Horse People

The crematory rite involving the Horse People mentioned in the Royal Mace-Bearer’s description of the procession is not the only historical reference to these strange people. According to the high priests of the Pumice Cities, the Horse People originally were normal people who fished for a livelihood in the Gulf of Trusiern, long before the […]

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Necrophilic Rituals

The most complete description of a rite is given as part of the autobiographical writings of a Royal Mace-Bearer at Houndee. From his description, below, of a procession to the Temple of Holmeek it is evident that the society had been segmented into castes by the Decline. A merchant class trades in the bazaar which […]

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